• The Association for Public Art (aPA, formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association) is the nation's first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning. Founded in 1872, the Association commissions, preserves, promotes and interprets public art in Philadelphia.
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Find Your Way

Oct 23rd, 2012|Comments are off for this post|On_Homepage, Uncategorized

Click here to visit our Interactive Public Art Map. Browse by artist, title, or keyword. You can also search for public artworks by visiting our Index by Artist or Index by Title pages.

 
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Sculpture Zoo in Rittenhouse Square

Jul 9th, 2015|Comments are off for this post|Events, News/PR, On_Homepage

A free family-friendly event with live animal sculpture-making workshops, sculpture demonstrations and more!

 
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Magic Carpet and OPEN AIR in CODAawards Top 100

Jun 30th, 2015|Comments are off for this post|News/PR, On_Homepage

The projects were selected for the CODAawards top 100 world-wide best collaborative work in design + art.

 
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Penny Bach for ARTSblog: “Our Shared Public Art (and Placemaking) Legacy”

Jun 29th, 2015|Comments are off for this post|News/PR

Our Executive Director discusses little known origins of public art in Philadelphia and the earliest percent for art programs in the U.S.

 
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aPA Receives Major Support from PCAH to Commission Cai Guo-Qiang’s “Fireflies”

Jun 16th, 2015|Comments are off for this post|News/PR, On_Homepage, Recent Commissions

Luminous, kinetic sculptures will inhabit the form of free pedicabs and traverse the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

 
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Association for Public Art receives 2015 Public Art Network Award

Jun 11th, 2015|Comments are off for this post|News/PR, On_Homepage

The award honors innovative contributions, exemplary commitment, and leadership in public art.

 
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PAN Year in Review Names “Magic Carpet” Among Outstanding Public Art Projects

Jun 11th, 2015|Comments are off for this post|News/PR, On_Homepage

The exuberant installation was named one of 31 outstanding public art projects created in 2014.

 
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Sculpture Conservation Recap!

Jun 4th, 2015|Comments are off for this post|Conservation, News/PR

This spring, the aPA's conservation team provided annual maintenance and special treatment for 30+ public artworks in Philadelphia.

 
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May is Conservation Month!

May 5th, 2015|Comments are off for this post|Conservation, Events, News/PR

Each spring, the Association for Public Art provides annual maintenance for over 30 public artworks throughout Philadelphia.

 
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Museum Without Walls Public Art Bike Tours are Back

Apr 30th, 2015|Comments are off for this post|Events, Programs & Exhibitions

The aPA is offering two free “Museum Without Walls Public Art Bike Tours” that explore outdoor sculpture in Fairmount Park.

 
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Roxy Paine’s “Symbiosis” Acquired by the Association for Public Art

Apr 27th, 2015|Comments are off for this post|News/PR

A gift for Philadelphia! The aPA has received a grant to acquire Paine's monumental sculpture.

 

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